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Plight of the Ismaili Community – Part 2: Jamat’s Mistreatment at Dīdar Events

Since most of Hazar Imam’s time is taken up by useless egoistic projects, for 30 years he has not been allowed time for ordinary murids to perform religious rites for which an ordinary murid craves and which is the prime function of Imam. If Mr. Sachedina, the navigator and planner, had interest of Jamat at … Continue reading

Plight of the Ismaili Community – Part 1: Hijacked

Children who disagree with parents and Imam may love more, as their Imaan could be solid like a ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ and not shallow like that of fanatics. Hazar Imam in most farmans emphasizes that Muslim religion respects intelligence which tantamount to not taking a thing at its face value but to reason it out. … Continue reading

Nizari Ismaili Community: The Corruption Within

One of my best Ismaili friends sent me an e-mail which he wrote to a Yahoo! group to be put on board to let the group members know about the corruption within his local Ismaili community in Ontario. His e-mail was not published because of the group’s policy to post only positives about the Imam and the … Continue reading

The Fatimid State: Its Origins, Beliefs and Rulings Thereon

Aga Khani Nizari Ismailis in general are unaware of the actual history and beliefs of what they are taught to be the Fatimid Caliphate. The ‘Ubaydi state,  deceptively called the “Fatimid” state, was founded in Tunis in 297 AH and moved to Egypt in 362 AH, where it was firmly established, and its power spread to … Continue reading

Hazar Imam’s Status as “Ulil Amr” in the Light of Quran and Hadith

Aga Khani Ismaili missionaries drill into the mind of average Ismaili from childhood that “Ulil Amr” is Aga Khan himself, including his predecessors and successors. The basis of this claim is Chapter 4:Verse 59 of the Qur’an: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ فَإِن تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللَّهِ … Continue reading